I Am Legend

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Macmillan, Oct 30, 2007 - Fiction - 317 pages
Robert Neville may well be the last living man on Earth . . . but he is not alone.
An incurable plague has mutated every other man, woman, and child into bloodthirsty, nocturnal creatures who are determined to destroy him. By day, he is a hunter, stalking the infected monstrosities through the abandoned ruins of civilization. By night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for dawn.... Richard Matheson's classic novel has now been transformed by Warner Bros. into a major motion picture starring Academy Award nominee Will Smith. Directed by Francis Lawrence ("Constantine"), the film opens nationwide in December 2007.
 

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I can't believe it took me so long to get around to reading this book, but I'm glad I finally did. First of all, I had no idea that 'I am Legend' actually encompasses a number of novellas and short ... Read full review

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I Am Legend by Richard Matheson is a post-apocalyptic tale that was originally published in 1954. The story is told by Robert Neville, who appears to be the last surviving human of a pandemic whose ... Read full review

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Contents

BURIED TALENTS
171
THE NEAR DEPARTED
179
WITCH WAR
196
DANCE OF THE DEAD
203
DRESS OF WHITE SILK
221
THE FUNERAL
261
OM SHADOWED PLACES
270
PERSON TO PERSON
294
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Richard Matheson is The New York Times bestselling author of Hell House, Other Kingdoms, Somewhere in Time, The Incredible Shrinking Man, A Stir of Echoes, The Beardless Warriors, The Path, Seven Steps to Midnight, Now You See It…, and What Dreams May Come, among others. He was named a Grand Master of Horror by the World Horror Convention, and received the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement. He has also won the Edgar, the Spur, and the Writer's Guild awards. In 2010, he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. In addition to his novels, Matheson wrote screenplays, and he wrote for several Twilight Zone episodes, including “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet,” based on his short story. He was born in New Jersey and raised in Brooklyn, and fought in the infantry in World War II. He earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. He lives in Calabasas, California.

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